The city streets have a cross-based layout, inherited from Chichester's Roman past. Radiating outwards from the medieval market cross lead the North, South, East and West shopping streets.
Chichester cathedral is dedicated to Saint Richard. The spire of the cathedral, built of the weak local stone, collapsed suddenly and was rebuilt during the 19th century. Within the nave of the cathedral can be seen the remains of a Roman mosaic pavement.
Chichester is famous for the annual Chichester Festivities, in which the Chichester Festival Theatre plays great prominence.